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Textron Reviews

Updated November 7, 2014
Updated November 7, 2014
102 Reviews
3.5
102 Reviews
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Textron Chairman, President and CEO Scott C. Donnelly
Scott C. Donnelly
44 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Company offers reasonable work-life balance and time-off policies (in 5 reviews)

  • Good company overall with some opportunity for improvement (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Textron is a very process oriented and slow moving company (in 3 reviews)

  • Lots of bureaucracy (Six sigma etc) and paperwork galore (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Solid Place to work with good reputation

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Textron full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits, promotions, work-life, experience with various levels of management. They hire the crème de la crème and mostly internally. Good luck trying to get hired on as an outsider.

    Cons

    frequent organizational changes across the businesses. Lack of training and development plans, layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer training, coach new hires

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Textron LDP: Information Technology in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Textron LDP: Information Technology in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Textron as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Competitive salaries, great people to work with

    Cons

    They need newer facilities and technologies

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Sales Ez-Go

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Textron

    Pros

    Great pay & benefits. Strong industry experience.

    Cons

    Not much work life balance if in sales. High pressure to hit your goals, no matter if MKT conditions are out of your control.

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  5.  

    Great experience! Learned a lot of Six Sigma methodologies and processes.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Leadership Development Program - Finance in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Leadership Development Program - Finance in Wichita, KS

    I worked at Textron full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company offers reasonable work-life balance and time-off policies. Offers a myriad of opportunities for personal growth. Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Company continues to work on improving all benefits (medical, dental, and vision).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is great to work with and continuous and consistent training is offered to management. Management consistently has employee involvement and each employees feels valued and a key contributor to the business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work until latest CEO took over

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Textron full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Variety of businesses and industries

    Cons

    Overly focused on process versus people and business

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Living in the past

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Focus Factory Leader in Augusta, GA
    Current Employee - Focus Factory Leader in Augusta, GA

    I have been working at Textron full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good company overall with some opportunity for improvement.

    Cons

    No diversity in upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Worst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Leadership Development Program - Finance in North Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Leadership Development Program - Finance in North Providence, RI

    I worked at Textron full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing

    Cons

    Worst locations to rotate to. Do not care about employees. They have these "annual" trainings for LDP's that are a complete waste of time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Interesting place

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Textron

    Pros

    good work environment and great people

    Cons

    work wasn't very interesting and didn't have enough for me to do even though I was an intern

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get it together

  10.  

    Textron-Austin

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior RF Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior RF Engineer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Textron full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people were fun to work with, and the compensation was excellent compared to other companies in the Austin area,.

    Cons

    The last few years they went into a continuing cycle of downsizing and layoffs, which caused a lot of talented employees to quit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Sr. Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Wichita, KS

    I have been working at Textron full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to start engineering career. Highly collaborative environment.

    Cons

    Tough industry because of economic downturn

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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